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Accenture Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
9,447 Reviews
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Pros
  • 55k range but the work/life balance is not worth the price in my opinion (in 609 reviews)

  • Good work culture generally but depends on the project u are working for (in 543 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance despite being a tag line of many internal inititatives is a joke (in 1194 reviews)

  • Managers repeatedly ask you to stretch---I told you no WORK-LIFE balance:-( (in 192 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Place to Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accenture as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interactions with many intelligent and creative people from all over the world, opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects, decent pay

    Cons

    often stressful, cut-throat work environment, extremely long hours at times, company politics can be difficult to understand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not bad

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accenture

    Pros

    Flexible working hours on project

    Cons

    Too much of stress at work and be billable
    long working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should listen to consultant issues at workplace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Mostly great for me, but I feel it really depends on your project/role

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Developer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Developer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accenture full-time

    Pros

    -My work/life balance is great personally. My manager is good, hard to beat 26 PTOs (after 5 years of working at the company you get an extra additional day of PTO). A lot of business experts.
    -My compensation is fair for the work I do
    -A lot of training material available

    Cons

    -Work/Life balance depends on your project and roles. I hear people complaining about how much work they have on my project, but I personally do not feel that way. In fact, I wish I had more to work on.
    -Health insurance could be better
    -If you're not in the consulting field, I feel like you are looked down upon (but I'm sure this applies to a lot of other companies as well, not just Accenture)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company, great people and benefits

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Accenture has great people and great benefits

    Cons

    Balance of work and family time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Pay is good if you can put up with the usual workplace BS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and perks that go along with working for a large multinational corporation.

    Cons

    Have you read the Dilbert comic strips or seen the movie "Office Space"? Yeah, it's pretty much like that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Former Senior Manager in Healthcare Consulting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Management Consulting Senior Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people - professionally and personally. I have worked with, learned from, and led some very driven, smart individuals. I also have the utmost respect for many of my Accenture colleagues and the leaders, many have become life long friends (both in Chicago and throughout the U.S.). We have supported each other through difficult times and celebratory times. You can try many different opportunities - from IT to strategy to project management.

    Cons

    Most of the positions require travel which is great for a period of time, but can get tiring. And, as priorities change, you may want to be local and it can be difficult to be local from manager and above unless you are cross industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin programs to assist with local work as people request local roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - SAP Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The people are truly amazing, across the board. The breadth and depth of knowledge is fantastic, and there's always someone across the globe who has an answer to a question you might have

    Cons

    In management consulting, you should know what you're getting yourself into. Although they talk about work vs life balance, that's doesn't apply in the real world, and you're expected to work more than the "expected" 8 hours a day. Just be prepared, but the benefits pay off, if you have the time to use them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    The most technologist-friendly consulting company but still plenty of politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Principal in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Technology Principal in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Disclaimer: I am a pure technologist, and never expected to end up in a place like Accenture. But somehow I did.
    They have a couple of places where technologists can flourish: Accenture Labs, Architecture Innovation (where I was recruited) and Big Data practices, Accenture Cloud Services. They also have Expert Career Model (ECM) which (to a degree) insulates people like me from the pressures of traditional consulting.

    Cons

    On the negative side there are things associated with traditional consulting companies: lots of politics, focus on here and now, need to appease clients trumping everything else. Also although ECM does creates a technology career path (in theory) the chance of promotion is negligible compared to the regular sell & deliver track.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Consultant Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Accenture full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    perks, work-life balance, flexibility on staffing and guiding your concentration within the firm

    Cons

    small performance bonuses, arbitrary system for determining annual performance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Opportunities Abound but May Not Be Worth Devoting An Entire Career To

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Executive in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Accenture (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Training, variety, quality of co-workers and cutting edge work

    Cons

    Brutally competitive at executive levels and above, not as much stewardship as their used to be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with employees about long term prospects/trajectory

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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